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-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Brack [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 7:15 PM
To: Larry & Carlotta Brack
Subject: Fw: identifying a stroke





Subject: STROKE IDENTIFICATION

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he
can totally reverse the effects of stroke...totally. He said the trick was
getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed and getting to the patient within 3
hours which is tough.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE - A true story

Susie is recouping at an incredible pace for someone with a massive stroke
all because Sherry saw Susie stumble - - that is the key that isn't
mentioned below - and then she asked Susie the 3 questions.

So simple - - this literally saved Susie's life - - Some angel sent it to
Suzie's friend and they did just what it said to do. Suzie failed all three,
so then 9-1-1 was called. Even though she had normal blood pressure
readings and did not appear to be a stroke as she could converse to some
extent with the Paramedics, they took her to the hospital right away. Thank
God for the sense to remember the "3" steps.

Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the
lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer brain
damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Now
doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple
questions:

1. *Ask the individual to SMILE.
2. *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
3. *Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (ie . It is
sunny out today)

If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately
and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

After discovering that a group of non-medical volunteers could identify
facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researchers urged the
general public to learn the three questions. They presented their
conclusions at the American Stroke Association's annual meeting last
February.


Widespread use of this test could result in prompt diagnosis and treatment
of the stroke and prevent brain damage.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people,
you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

BE A FRIEND AND SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH AS MANY FRIENDS AS POSSIBLE
 

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